Cycle Toronto Survey & Volunteers Needed!

Cycle Toronto Ward 14 as well as other policy and research minded groups around the city are planning on conducting a transportation survey in Parkdale (from Queen St W to Roncesvalles) and they need your help! Because the survey is unfunded, their ability to conduct it is dependent on successful volunteer recruitment as well as BIA member, resident and visitor participation in the survey. In the coming weeks we ask that you support this project and take a few minutes to complete the survey, or if you have additional time then please volunteer!

This is an opportunity to learn more about the role of different transportation options in and around the neighbourhood. They are providing volunteers with training in data collection for a transportation survey, qualitative research methods, and the opportunity to get involved with some amazingly dedicated people that want to make Queen Street even more dynamic.

We’re asking that volunteers commit about 5.5 hours in total, and you. There is a 90 minute training session on Wednesday Sept. 16th or Thursday Sept. 17th. We’re asking volunteers to sign up for a minimum of two data collection shifts (2h) between Tuesday  September 22nd and Saturday October 3rd. To volunteer please contact  [email protected]

To learn more about Cycling in Parkdale, click here

To learn more about Cycle Toronto Ward 14, click here

Spring Into Parkdale Festival – Cupcakes, Balloons, Bikes & Surprises!

With just over 1 week to go, we just can’t keep up with all the wonderful activities and promotions taking place during our 2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm!

To continue our weekly countdown we’re announcing even more attractions!  We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 50 participating partners & shops. As you stroll the strip, be sure to stop by Triller Avenue, Sorauren Avenue, Cowan Avenue & Dufferin Street for free attractions.

Get Well: Get ready for a HUGE Inventory Sale at The Well of Alternative Medicine with over 40% off goods @ 1344 Queen St W @ Brock!

Pan Am: Meet the Pan Am Mascot Pachi @ Cowan Ave & Dufferin St and learn about the Pan Am/Parapan Am Game coming to Parkdale in 2015!

Cupcakes2Go: Check out a special promotion with Yummy Stuff Bakery & Car2Go, visit them at Triller Ave for details on free cupcakes, plus decorate your own!!!

Surprises: Visit Ze Ze Food & Drink for lots of
delicious surprises and deals @ 1704 Queen St W @ Roncesvalles.

Balloons: Join Parkdale High Park MP Peggy Nash and MPP Cheri DiNovo at Cowan Ave and stock up on balloons!

Bikes: Bike on over to Sorauren Ave and meet the team behind Cycle Toronto, learn about Cycling and Safety in Toronto! Spring into Parkdale Attractions 5 - 2014

Click below for more info on activities & entertainment:

Birthday, Sliders, Drums, Chalk & Alumni!

Cheese, Exploration, Sistema, Horses & Rock!

Pride, Treasure, Superman & Eagles!

Art Market, Spa Deals, Portraits & Tours!

Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival - 2014